Healthcare IT News June 7, 2024
Andrea Fox

Using the FHIR standard can help organizations like the VA connect rapidly to drug data, paving the way for real-time surveillance that improves patient safety and identifies adverse events tied to medication.

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration set to track COVID-19 vaccine deployment, it needed timely and robust information. Wanting the ability to scale, the FDA turned to next-generation exchange in the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard, said Jay Nakashima, eHealth Exchange president.

Retrieving real-time information with an on-demand tool like FHIR, an open standard that facilitates data exchange with legacy systems, facilitates new workflows, like automated prior authorizations, added Don Woodlock, InterSystems VP of global healthcare solutions.

Since 2020, Nakashima and Woodlock have worked with FDA’s Project...

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